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Eggless Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate Chips

Eggless Oatmeal Cookies are Soft & Chewy and loaded with Chocolate Chips! Made with old fashion oats, mashed banana and mostly brown sugar, this is a great egg free cookie recipe.

oatmeal cookies made without eggs on a wire rack.

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Homemade Oatmeal Cookies are simply a classic for a reason. They are soft and chewy, not overly sweet, dotted with dark chocolate chips, crunchy walnuts and always sure to satisfy those cookie cravings. Perfect in lunch boxes, snack, light breakfast, dessert or Holidays.

You’ll love all the textures in these cookies with their rich buttery flavor. The ultimate way to enjoy these cookies is fresh, warm from the oven with a tall glass of ice cold, creamy whole milk. These are very similar to grandma’s cookies except made without eggs (Few more healthy cookies – Thumbprint Cookies, Vegan Almond Flour Cookies or Almond Butter Cookies).

Why You’ll Love These Cookies?

A good oatmeal cookie needs to have a good buttery flavor, not overly sweet, slightly crisp edge, chewy center and packed with favorite add-ins. These are likely to become a new favorite cookie!

How to Keep Oatmeal Cookies Soft?

Here are a few tricks to keeping them soft and chewy!

  • Using butter, brown sugar, and old fashioned oats in the recipe will help create a soft and chewy cookie.
  • Mashed banana adds moisture.
  • Don’t over mix your cookie dough.
  • This recipe does not use boiling water, which maintains their softness.

The Best Eggless Oatmeal Cookies

  • Soft & Chewy
  • Made from scratch
  • No raisins
  • Made with brown sugar for a deep caramel flavor
  • No chilling required
  • Freezer friendly
  • No eggs
  • Made with banana
  • Uses old fashion oats / rolled oats

Ingredients

Old fashioned oats – Don’t use quick oats or instant oats here or the texture won’t come out the same.

All purpose flour – Bleached or unbleached flour will work here.

Unsalted butter – Make sure to use room temperature butter

Dark brown sugar and granulated sugar- The combination gives a soft chewy cookie, and the brown sugar adds deep caramel notes (check out more brown sugar recipes).

Banana – Mashed Banana is used instead of eggs, which helps in binding.

Baking soda – Offers some lift.

Vanilla extract – for flavoring

Chocolate chips – Use Semi sweet chocolate chips

Walnuts – It is optional, but it offers a wonderful crunch with the oats.

ingredients needed to make cookies with banana.

Method

(with step by step photos)

Whisk dry – Whisk together all purpose flour, baking soda and salt in a small bowl.

Make dough – Beat butter and both sugars until fluffy. Mix in mashed banana followed by the dry ingredients. Mix in rolled oats, chocolate chips and walnut if using.

Bake – Scoop about 3 tablespoons measure dough onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Flatten slightly with a wet spoon. Bake at 350 degrees for 21-23 minutes or until edges are deep golden.

Place baking sheet on a wire rack to cool completely.

scoop of oatmeal chocolate chip cookie dough.
Flattened cookie dough ready to be baked.

Expert tips

Use only old fashioned or rolled oats – Quick cooking or instant oats will cook and absorb differently, so cookies may end up dry.

Brown sugar and white sugar – Brown sugar offers caramel notes and moistness whereas white sugar adds crispness.

Use dark brown sugar – This adds a wonderful deep caramel flavor, but you can use golden brown or light brown sugar if thats what you have on hand.

Start with room-temperature butter-  In order for the butter to properly cream with the sugars, it’s important that your butter be room temperature (not melted, not hard and cold).

Allow the cookies to cool completely – The cookies might break (since they do not have eggs for binding), if lifted before completely cool.

Can I use raisins? Raisins work great here too. Just omit the chocolate chips and add 1/4 cup golden raisins instead.

Can I make without chocolate? Of course! Simply omit chocolate chips in the recipe.

Can I Use Salted Butter? Yes. Salted butter will work fine here if that’s what you have on hand. Just omit the salt because there’s about 1/4 tsp salt per stick of salted butter.

Can I make this recipe without a mixer?

Yes. Use a wooden spoon for the creaming process. The initial step of creaming butter and sugars will take about 3 minutes when done by hand.

How to Store Egg Free Oatmeal chocolate chip Cookies?

Store cookies in a tightly sealed air tight container for up to 5 days. The cookies are crisp around the edges on the day they are made, however it looses the crispness after that due to the addition of banana, but still delicious.

Variations

Use raisins – Use golden raisins instead of chocolate chips

Cinnamon – Add ground cinnamon along with vanilla extract.

Use spices – Omit vanilla and use ground cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger.

Add nuts – To make oatmeal nut cookies, add in 1/4 cup of your favorite chopped nuts, such as chopped walnuts, toasted pecans or cashews.

Use toasted pecans instead of walnuts

Use dried cranberries along with chocolate chips

Sweetened shredded coconut pairs really well with oats.

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Frequently asked questions

How many calories?

There are 175 calories in each cookie.

Are these gluten free?

They are not gluten free since they use all purpose flour along with oats.

Can oatmeal cookies be frozen?

Absolutely! Place cooled cookies in a freezer safe zip lock bag, seal well and freeze for up to 2 months. Simple leave cookies at room temperature to thaw.

Metal plate with egg free  oatmeal cookies.

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oatmeal cookies without eggs on a wire rack.

Eggless Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate Chips

Yield: 8 Cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Eggless Oatmeal Cookies are Soft & Chewy and loaded with Chocolate Chips! Made with old fashion oats, mashed banana and mostly brown sugar, this is a great egg free cookie recipe.

Ingredients

Dry ingredients

Wet ingredients

Additional ingredients

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 350° F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. Add all dry ingredients into a small bowl and whisk to combine.

3. Into another larger bowl, add butter and both sugars. Beat with a hand held electric beater (on high speed) for 1 to 2 minutes, until creamy and fluffy.

4. Beat in mashed banana and vanilla extract until thoroughly mixed in. Add flour mixture and beat until just combined (DON'T OVER MIX). Beat in oats, chocolate chips and walnuts (if using), until just combined (dough will be extremely soft).

5. Use a medium cookie scoop to scoop the cookie dough ( about 3 tablespoons of dough per cookie, this recipe makes 8 cookies) and place 3 to 4 inches apart on the baking sheets. Bake for 20 to 23 minutes or until deep golden on the edges.

6. Place baking sheet on a wire rack to cool completely (cookies will firm up as it cools).

Notes

Use only old fashioned or rolled oats – Quick cooking or instant oats will cook and absorb differently, so cookies may end up dry.

Use dark brown sugar – This adds a wonderful deep caramel flavor, but you can use golden brown or light brown sugar if thats what you have on hand.

Start with room-temperature butter-  In order for the butter to properly cream with the sugars, it’s important that your butter be room temperature (not melted, not hard and cold).

Allow the cookies to cool completely – The cookies might break (since they do not have eggs for binding), if lifted before completely cool.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 175Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 109mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 1gSugar: 11gProtein: 2g

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